Definition of yellow-weed in English:



  • 1Weld (or dyer's weed), Reseda luteola, from which a yellow dye is obtained (now rare).

  • 2Any of various species of ragwort, especially common ragwort, Senecio jacobaea.

  • 3North American Any of various yellow-flowered plants considered to be agricultural weeds; especially any of several species of goldenrod (genus Solidago).


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist.